Category: Parenting

PSA: Please don’t imply that I don’t do anything

In my head I had an image of stay-at-home moms, and it was pretty much the stereotypical one: unkempt hair, sweatpants-clad, a loose, white t-shirt with a spit-up stain at the braless bosom. They watched TV all day and did laundry during commercials. They rocked their babies in a bassinet in their living rooms, slept […]

Modern parenting, on and offline

On Christmas day, the New York Times ran an article titled “The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting.” From the article: “Parenthood in the United States has become much more demanding than it used to be. … Mothers who juggle jobs outside the home spend just as much time tending their children as stay-at-home mothers did in the […]

PSA: Please don’t ask about my plans for other children

I’ll never forget chatting with a friend at Hydro Park about six years ago. We pushed our babies, hers several months older than mine, in our strollers. We chatted about diapering and sleeping arrangements and breastfeeding. We exchanged birth stories, my induction and her emergency c-section, and how our husbands were now doing with fatherhood. […]

Parenting in a digital world

It’s the topic of so many conversations between parent friends these days: What are we going to do about our kids and their phones/social media/computer games/fill-in-the-blank terrifying technology of the moment?!?! Whether you’re the parent of a young child and wondering what they’ll face online as they get older, or your teenagers are already experiencing […]

Mindfulness in the midst of busy lives

For a lot of us, the next few weeks are going to be super hectic. We are the holiday memory-makers, the keepers of family traditions, the buyers of presents, the bakers of cookies, the hostesses of house-guests. We want so much for our children to believe in the magic of the season, and we delight in […]

Quiet at the end of the day

It’s a quiet Tuesday evening, filled with soft rain on the roof, the occasional car rounding our cul-de-sac, and sleeping children. The kids have recently learned that they can stretch out bedtime by making one last bathroom trip, asking for more stories, another sip of water, extra snuggles. Who am I to deny that last […]